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Georgia to host the Spring Session of NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Publish Time: 2017-05-25 20:07:00
Official Tbilisi prepares for hosting the international event. For the first time in history the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Georgia.The delegations of NATO member and partner countries will gather in Tbilisi tomorrow.After four-day work the Assembly will adopt a declaration in support of Georgia.The document will include a clear message toward Russia and it will call on the NATO to strengthen the country's support.The delegates will personally get acquainted with the situation created in the occupation line. A special representative of Secretary General of NATO says that Parliamentary Assembly members arrive in Georgia to recognize the reforms carried out by the country.
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Georgia prepares for NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Publish Time: 2017-05-25 20:28:00
Georgia prepares for hosting NATO Parliamentary Assembly. About 50 delegations of NATO member and partner countries will gather in Tbilisi tomorrow.After four-day work the Assembly will adopt a declaration in support of Georgia.
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Public discussions over Constitutional Amendments in Kazbegi
Publish Time: 2017-05-25 16:16:00
Public discussions over the package of amendments proposed to be made into Constitution of Georgia have held in Kazbegi today.The discussion was held within the frame of second round. Locals demanded to ban selling the lands to foreigners and to fix it in Constitution.
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Public discussions over the package of amendments in Mestia
Publish Time: 2017-05-25 16:13:00
Public discussions over the package of amendments proposed to be made into Constitution of Georgia have held in Mestia today.The members of Commission were answering the questions of locals during 2 hours. The discussion focused on selling the lands, president election rule and election system.
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Public Discussions over Constitutional changes to be held in Mestia and Kazbegi
Publish Time: 2017-05-25 12:11:00
Public discussions over the package of amendments proposed to be made into Constitution of Georgia will be held in Mestia and Kazbegi today. The ruling team claims that the consensus has been achieved on the main part of the issues. The meetings will b held with the students as well.According to the Chairperson of the Legal Committee, more people should be got involved in discussions.
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Prime Minister holds meeting with members of Ministers Cabinet
Publish Time: 2017-05-25 12:00:00
Within the frame of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, a declaration in support of Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration will be received - the Prime Minister has said at today's sitting today.The importance of 26 May and the preparatory works was another issue Giorgi Kvirikashvili focused on during the session today.
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Giorgi Kvirikashvili - hold NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Georgia is important for country's foreign policy
Publish Time: 2017-05-25 11:12:00
During the government session, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili responded to the fact of holding NATO Parliamentary Assembly's spring session in Georgia.Prime Minister stated at that the declaration in support of Georgia's Euro-Atlantic integration will be adopted within NATO Parliamentary Assembly.NATO Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Georgia on May 26-29. "This will be a spring session. It is very important that such a high level forum will be held in a non-NATO country. It will be a declaration of support for Georgia's Euro-Atlantic integration and I think it is of utmost importance to hold such an event to support our country's foreign policy", - Kvirikashvili said.
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Exclusive interview with NATO Deputy Secretary General
Update Time: 2017-05-24 18:11:00
Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General of NATO gave an exclusive interview to “Moambe” News Program of First Channel. Gottemoeller will arrive in Georgia on May 29 together with members of NATO Parliamentary Assembly. She will hold meetings with President, Prime Minister and Chairman of Parliament. “Moambe” reporter talked to Gottemoeller about Georgia’s readiness for NATO membership, carried out reforms and occupied territories. 
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NATO Secretary General says decisions about open policy remain unchanged
Update Time: 2017-05-24 16:12:00
The decisions, which were made about open policy, remain unchanged and this refers to Georgia as well - Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO said.  According to Stoltenberg, Georgia is a leading partner of NATO and support in implementation of reforms will continue. He said that the forthcoming NATO Parliamentary Assembly sitting in Tbilisi is a part of political dialog between NATO and Georgia and support of the alliance to the country. NATO chief also thanked the Georgian side for Georgia’s participation in peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan. 
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Agricultural land plots must not be sold to foreigners – Kakha Kaladze
Publish Time: 2017-05-24 13:03:00
The Head of the Government and I reckon that Georgia’s agricultural land plots must not be sold to foreigners, - Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Energy Kakha Kaladze said. ‘In general there was uproar about the issue. From our point of view, the agricultural land plots must not be alienated to foreigners. Discussion is underway in the parliament and I believe they will make a decision,’ Kaladze claimed.As he has added, no land plots will be sold to foreigners if there is no ‘special occasion’. He supposes the regulation will be reflected in the constitution.  
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Georgian side comments about new post of Marat Kulakhmetov
Update Time: 2017-05-24 12:15:00
Official Tbilisi commented about appointment of General-Mayor Marat Kulakhmetov by Russian President on post of Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the occupied Tskhinvali region. The Georgian side evaluates Russia’s move as yet another provocation. 
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Chairman of Parliament summed up results of conference in Berlin
Update Time: 2017-05-24 12:14:00
Recommendations provided by Venice Commission (advisory board of Council of Europe) will be taken into consideration, - Chairman of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze told journalists after the conference held in Berlin about the package of Constitutional changes. He said that the two-day conference was consistent with the expectations of the Georgian side, which guarantees that the document would be highly evaluated.Kobakhidze explained to journalists that the amendments to the constitution are entirely in line with the fundamental principles of law.Draft constitutional amendments of Georgia were discussed in Berlin on 22-23 May. The conference was supported by the German International Cooperation Society (GIZ).  
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Public Discussions over Constitutional changes to be held in Ozurgeti and Kaspi
Update Time: 2017-05-24 12:11:00
Public discussions over the package of amendments proposed to be made into Constitution of Georgia will be held in Ozurgeti and Kaspi towns today. The ruling team claims that the population is actively involved in the process. The opposition claims that similar meetings do not actually contribute to taking the locals’ viewpoints into consideration and that the standpoint of the population remains disregarded. 
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Head of State Audit Service comments about video released through social network
Publish Time: 2017-05-24 11:53:00
Lasha Tordia, Head of State Audit Service commented about the video material released through the social network. Tordia said that Chief Prosecutor’s Office published the material to put the latest conflict that he had with Otar Patrskhaladze, former Chief Prosecutor in the background. Head of State Audit Service held a special briefing this afternoon. The shots are made in one of the cafes at Paliashvili Street in Tbilisi. 
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Law Committee approves changes to be made into “Code of Administrative Law Violations”
Update Time: 2017-05-23 18:23:00
The parliamentary Law Committee approved changes proposed to be made into “Code of Administrative Law Violations” regarding noise. The law defines admissible norm of acoustic noise in houses and public places during night hours. Technical norms to determine admissible decibels of noise do not exist yet. The executive authorities need to have worked out the document by June 1. Physical or juridical persons will be given warning for the first instance. The law violations will cause penalization afterwards. Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) will be in charge to enforce the law. Local self-governance bodies will be handed over the enforcement function after April 1, 2018. The opposition supports the draft-project but has certain remarks. 
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Discussions over Constitutional Changes in Berlin
Update Time: 2017-05-23 18:21:00
Discussions are being held over the package of amendments proposed to be made into Constitution of Georgia with Secretary of Venice Commission of the Council of Europe Thomas Markert. The meeting with Georgian delegation members is being held in Berlin, Germany. The main focus is placed on election rule of President and distribution of MP mandates. Markert calls on the political parties for reaching consensus. The ruling team claims that the new version of Constitution is in full compliance with legal principles and will serve as the guarantee of the country’s stable development. 
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Agreement about cyber security signed between Georgia and Turkey
Update Time: 2017-05-23 18:12:00
An agreement about cyber security was signed today between Georgia and Turkey. Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili made statements about enhancement of trade-economic relations during the joint press conference held together with his Turkish counterpart Binyali Yildirim, being on a visit in Tbilisi. The sides also informed that Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway project will be put in exploitation this year and will begin functioning starting 2018. Important messages were made about Russian occupation of Georgia’s territories. 
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Delegation of European Parliament holding meetings in Tbilisi
Update Time: 2017-05-23 16:09:00
Members of Foreign Committee of the European Parliament are holding meetings in Tbilisi. The delegation met with representatives of non-governmental sector earlier this afternoon. The guests are now meeting with MPs of parliamentary opposition. Relations between Georgia and European Union and changes proposed to be made into Constitution are the main topics for discussions. 
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Georgian and Turkish Prime Ministers hold joint press conference
Publish Time: 2017-05-23 14:25:00
“Turkey was one of the first countries which recognized Georgia’s independence and now it strongly supports Georgia’s state sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said during the joint press conference held together with his Turkish counterpart Binyali Yildirim, being on a visit in Tbilisi. An official welcoming ceremony of Turkish Prime Minister Binyali Yildirim was held at Georgian Governmental Administration. Georgian and Turkish state anthems were performed. Prime Ministers of the two countries introduced members of the cabinet to each other. During the meeting with Georgian PM, talks were held about economic, trade and security cooperation. 
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Discussions over Constitutional Changes with Secretary of Venice Commission
Update Time: 2017-05-23 12:11:00
Discussions are being held over the package of amendments proposed to be made into Constitution of Georgia with Secretary of Venice Commission of the Council of Europe Thomas Markert. The main focus is placed on election rule of President and distribution of MP mandates. Markert calls on the political parties for reaching consensus. The meeting with Georgian delegation members is being held in Berlin, Germany. 
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